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Transcript of Romero Britto
Date of Birth and Birth Place:
Education and Style of Art:
" I feel very lucky to be successful in what i love doing everyday." -Romero Britto
By Elise LaBombard
'House of Love'
Romero Britto is a self taught artist.
However, he got a scholarship to study law at the Catholic University of Pernambuca because he felt that an academic path would be more realistic than art.
Two years later, Romero realized this was not the right path for him so he traveled to Europe to study and paint.
Romero's style of art can be seen as a mix between cubism, pop art, and graffiti.
Romero Britto grew up in a poor lifestyle.
When he was really little he painted on pieces of cardboard.
He was the seventh of nine children.
"As an artist, i feel lucky to have been given the gift of creativity so that i may share my vision of a better world. I will never forget what it was like to be poor and that is why it is so important to me that my work be accessible to all people. For me, art can reflect the celebration of the simple and good things in life. This is the most important to me." -Romero Britto
Awards and Recognitions:
Romero Britto has donated art and resources to over 250 charitable organizations. He is included in several boards of directors, including St. Jude's Childrens research hospital. Romero was recently named a founding inaugural benefactor ( someone who is recognized for donated money to a person or organization) of Harvard's International Negotiation Program for peaceful conflict resolution.
History of Time Period:
"Through my art, I try to express the things I would personally like to experience on a daily basis, such as positivity, energy, and joy. I dont want to depict events like death and tradegies which we see in the media every day. I wake up every morning with the goal of being a source of hope and inspiration for everyone, including myself." -Romero Britto
Romero Britto was born on October 6, 1963.
He was born in Brazil.
Romero is still alive today at age 50.
Romero Britto has an art gallery in Miami, Florida.
In 2009, Romero Britto was presented with a Humanitarian award in the 22nd Anual Hispanic Heritage awards.
People Magazine referred to Romero as the "King of Pop Art."
Art without a center and reworking and mixing past styles.
Pop art focused on subjects that wouldn't normally be considered art.